How to Pay Off Your Student Loans in 2020 | Robert Farrington

Student loan debt in 2020 hit a record and is now about $1.56 trillion and growing. If you have student loan debt, I can bet you’d do just about anything to get it paid off. You might also feel a great deal of anxiety, maybe even depression, or anger towards your student loans. No matter how much you owe, you’re probably wondering how to pay off your loans FAST. Robert Farrington, the creator of the brilliant website The College Investor, is here to share what you need to know about your student loans in 2020 and beyond.

What You’ll Learn

  • Should you defer your loans
  • What did the CARES Act say about student loans
  • How to pay off your loans quickly
  • Should you consolidate or refinance your loans
  • How to invest and pay off your student loans
  • What student loan repayment plan should you be on
  • Is student loan forgiveness for you
  • How to avoid student loan scams

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How to Maximize Your Money to Work For You Instead of Against You | Kennedy Reynolds

Do you look at the list of things you want to do with your money and break out into sweat not knowing what to do first, and when to do it? If you’re shaking your head yes know that you are so not alone. That is what makes money so interesting and so tricky at the same time. Not to panic though, our guest Kennedy Reynolds from Acorns is here to help you learn how to maximize your money to work for you instead of against you.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to make investing work for you
  • Easy ways to track your money each month
  • Why personal finance education is a difference-maker
  • The ins and outs of Acorns and how you can start investing with spare change
  • How to start teaching your kids about money

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Do You Really Need Life Insurance | Allison Kade

Let me ask you this, are you married or do you have a committed partner? Do you have kids? Does someone depend on your income? Do you own a house? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then quite possibly you really do need life insurance. Allison Kade, the millennial money expert at Fabric is here to breakdown the ins and outs of life insurance and answer that burning question – do you really need life insurance.

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What You’ll Learn

  • Who needs life insurance and who doesn’t
  • How much life insurance do you need
  • What the heck is a healthcare proxy and do you need one
  • How much does life insurance cost
  • Why life insurance is a serious self-care act

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How To Buy What You Want & Skip The Debt | Daniela Corrente

Most of us have a love/hate relationship with debt. Debt can help you buy things like houses, cars, and to get a college degree, but debt can also feel like a giant anchor that is keeping you from moving forward. Stress, anger, depression, even suicide can be the result of having too much debt.

When Daniela Corrente moved to the U.S. she was introduced to the culture of you can achieve anything just by swiping a credit card. Knowing there had to be a better way to shop and spend her money, Daniela co-founded Reel, a shopping site that empowers people to buy what they want without going into debt. Can you imagine that – buy what you want and skip the debt?

What You’ll Learn

  • Understand the emotional side of debt
  • Hear Daniela’s story of going into debt and how it lead her to start Reel
  • How does Reel’s save-to-buy approach work
  • Should you use pay later services like Afterpay
  • Tips on how to shop debt-free

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5 Easy Steps to Improve Your Finances (Even in 2020) | David Waldrop

Today’s guest, David Waldrop, is a friend of the podcast who has been on the show in the past He’s a CFP® and has so many great tips to help you build a stronger financial foundation, including these 5 easy steps to improve your finances. This is a reboot episode, but the content is still as good in 2020 as it was last year!

There are podcasts, and blogs, and articles and apps all giving you tips and strategies for your money and then there are so many places for your money to go – paying off debt, saving to build your er fund, college funds for kids, buying your first house, going on a trip to Europe to eat gelato in Italy. But there’s only so much money to go around.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Why it’s easier to start with easy money steps
  • What he thinks is the top money step that everyone must do
  • Why you shouldn’t overlook giving yourself a raise and how to do it
  • What the most overlooked money step is and why it’s important
  • What he would tell his 30 something self about life and money

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6 Money Lessons I Wish I Would’ve Learned Sooner

It’s my birthday month, so I’m celebrating with you by reminiscing over the six money lessons that I wish I would’ve learned sooner (so hopefully you don’t have to make the same mistakes).

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What You’ll Learn

  • The power in building buckets of wealth and what to do with your oh sh*t fund
  • Some of the biggest money lessons I learned from people who are very wealthy
  • The one mindset trick I use to get me in a better money mindset
  • How to ditch the money guilt complex and feel good about earning more money
  • Understanding the relationship between risk and reward
  • Why I love having a July birthday 🙂

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Credit Score, Stimulus Checks, and Good Money Tips for 2020 | Lauren Silbert

We’re *almost* to the midpoint of 2020. With all that is going on, it feels like a good time to do a little refresher on your credit score, what to do with your stimulus check, and other great money tips to help you get through this year.

As our guest, Lauren Silbert, the VP, General Manager of The Balance says, literally no one could’ve predicted what is going on right now in the world and the financial impacts it would have. If anything, that should give you a little sense of relief to let go of any negative thoughts you’re having about why you did or didn’t make certain money choices before a global pandemic and focus no on what you can do going forward.

 

What You’ll Learn

  • How to give yourself a break around money right now
  • The difference in the economy between 2008 and 2020 (and why this matters)
  • What to do with your stimulus check if you haven’t already spent it
  • How to focus on building up your cash reserves
  • What you need to know about your credit score
  • Tips to avoid identity theft with your stimulus check and more

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Create Your Post Coronavirus Financial Plan | Ande Frazier

Do you have a financial plan? One that will get you where you are to where you want to financially post coronavirus and quarantine life. Don’t panic if you’re shaking your head no, this episode will soothe your soul. Ande Fraizer, CFP, author of Fin(anci)ally Free and CEO of myWorth, is sharing the secrets you need to know to put together your post coronavirus financial plan.

As Ande says, you can’t change what you don’t acknowledge. The first step to a post coronavirus financial plan, or really any financial plan, is to look past your fear, acknowledge where you’re at financially, focus on what’s going in and out and tackle life in a 3-step process – what now, what next and what should you wait on.

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What You’ll Learn

  • Ande’s three-step system to put together your post Coronavirus financial plan
  • How to look at your numbers without fear and acknowledge where you’re at
  • Why you need to create your money to-do list
  • How to spot opportunities in current spending that you can use towards savings or goals
  • Ways to develop a plan for your savings
  • Ande’s tips on finding a side hustle in the virtual world

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How to Furniture Flip & Side Hustle Your Way to An Extra $500 | Whitney Hansen

Have you ever heard of furniture flipping? My guest today Whitney Hansen, host of The Money Nerds podcast, is the Queen of Side Hustling. She recently started furniture flipping – finding a low-cost piece of furniture online and then selling it for a higher price – and is earning over $500 extra each month.

Side hustles are one of the best ways to better your bank account. Whitney shares the how-to’s behind furniture flipping in this episode as well as her love for personal finance and why she thinks your relationship to money matters more than you might think.

What You’ll Learn

  • What is furniture flipping
  • How furniture flipping can help you achieve your money goals
  • Side hustle tips from Whitney
  • How Whitney has transformed her life with side hustles
  • Why your relationship with money matters
  • The best places to put extra cash from side hustles

About Whitney

Whitney Hansen is a financial coach, speaker, and host of the award-winning podcast, The Money Nerds. She has been featured on GoBanking Rates, CNBC, ESPN, Yahoo! Finance, Ally, Forbes, and frequents local news channels. After paying off $30,000 in 10 months, hacking her way to a $472 MBA, and buying her first home at 19, she discovered her love for helping Millennials take control of their financial life.
In her free time, she travels frequently, teaches college students about personal finance as an Adjunct Professor, and tests side hustles for fun. She lives in Boise, Idaho.

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An Honest Conversation About Racism and Money | Brian “BT” Terrell

This past week has been a time for reflection for me, and probably you as well. I’ve never faced racism myself, but I’ve seen it first hand with many friends and have definitely seen how race shows up when we talk about money.

I had a chance to sit down with my friend Brian “BT” Terrell from BREAUX Capital to talk about racism, the difference between creating a neighborhood and a community, the injustices in the financial industry, and BT’s work with BREAUX Capital, the first Fintech company advancing the financial health of Black Millennials with social banking.

What You’ll Learn

  • BT’s five-step system to move from a neighborhood to a community (and work to end racism)
  • The steps we need to take as a community at large to end racism
  • The power of financial education in the African American community
  • How to build true wealth according to BT
  • What steps you can take today to change the economics in your family

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